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Library News

Meet and email GUES Library Media Specialist, Shana Fields

Recent online articles of interest:

5 Reasons Why Reading Aloud with Older Kids Is the Absolute Best - This article is from Brightly, a great source for finding books for your child. They frequently list best-of categories, including this recent one about Jacqueline Woodson's books. Two students from each class recently got to attend a webinar the library hosted with Ms. Woodson, and they loved it! We had pizza and got to join the global community of classrooms all across the USA and ask her questions. She even gave a shout-out to Guthrie Upper Elementary School!  You can watch the webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRh_UDFX83U&feature=youtu.be

December 2018

We are writing letters to our favorite authors to see if they will write back. If you student would like to submit their letter in the national Letters About Literature program, please download information and sign the sheet (we must have parental permission). Thank you!

Fall Newsletter download

December Newsletter download

Policies and Procedures

Media Center Hours: 7:45* – 3:10

Checkout: Students may check out two (2) books at a time for a two (2) week period. They may renew twice. Books must be brought to the Media Center to be renewed. Teachers and staff may check out books on an unlimited basis.

Students have regular access to the Media Center for book exchange through Library. Students may also visit the Media Center after school and from other classes with permission from their teacher.

Lost or Damaged Books: If a book is lost, the student is responsible for the cost of the book. If a book is damaged, the librarian will determine the extent and cost of the damage. A full refund is given should the lost and paid book be returned.

Rules & Expectations

  1. Listen and follow directions.
  2. Raise your hand before speaking or leaving your seat.
  3. Respect your classmates and your teacher.
  4. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  5. Voice level should always be level 0 or level 1. That is respect for how you should act in the library.

Parent Volunteers: If you would like to help with special projects in the Media Center, please contact Mrs. Shana Fields or Mrs. Gretchen Hanna, the media assistant.

 Skills that may be covered this year in the Library include:

  • Using the Dewey Decimal System
  • Internet safety
  • Using Internet technology
  • Digital citizenship
  • How to use public library resources
  • Plagiarism
  • Research/MLA
  • Careers
  • Banned book awareness week
  • Genres
  • Poetry
  • Books in verse
  • Book talks on new and recommended books

Resources for Families

Newberry Award Information & List

Sequoyah Book Awards Information & List (Oklahoma Winners) 

Students in grades 3-5 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Children's Masterlist are eligible to vote for the Children's Sequoyah Book Award.
Students in grades 6-8 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Intermediate Masterlist are eligible to vote for the Intermediate Sequoyah Book Award.
Students vote for a favorite title in February and March, and ballots should be submitted to the Oklahoma Library Association by March 15th each year.

Look up Lexile Reading Lists

Internet Safety for Families